The South African Chapter of the IAWJ Shares a Report on their Latest Activities

South Africa | Our South African Chapter (SAC-IAWJ) sent us a report highlighting their activities and programs since May 2018. Read below to find information on their great programs:

  • Mentoring of University Law Students in career tracks, such as prosecution and judging. The SAC-IAWJ has mentored over 400 students. This program has is such a success that one partner university provides students with school credit for participating.
  • The SAC-IAWJ will create a Trust to develop a Program for the Acceleration of Women within the Legal Profession targeting attorneys, advocates, academics, judges, and magistrates as part of their Good Governance program and in line with one of IAWJ’s most important goals.
  • As part of their Community Outreach Programs, the SAC-IAWJ launched a Sexual and Gender Based Violence Program to address the high rates of sexual abuse in schools. This program includes a skit on how to cope with the sexual violence, YouTube videos that will be available in schools, access to emergency phone numbers, and access to social platforms. Almost 4,000 students have participated so far. The Chapter also formed an outreach initiative for women in prison: Finding Freedom through Reading Behind Bars.
  • The SAC-IAWJ continues its legal writing program, the Women Pioneers Program. This program boasts a 50% success rate in publishing peer-reviewed materials.
  • The Chapter held its Annual National Conference and AGM in August with the theme: Women Eliminating Barriers and Crossing Bridges towards Achieving 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SAC-IAWJ elected and inaugurated a new Executive Council.

To read the full report click here.

Please send us your chapter’s report.  All annual reports from chapters are due to the IAWJ by December 31, 2018.